Yasmin speaking out against CMA ruling

Yasmin is speaking out against last Friday’s ruling by the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) against a number of UK modelling agencies, including Yasmin’s longtime agency Models 1, for price collusion.  Working as a model for over 30 years, few know the modelling industry and the agencies’ position as an important liaison between models and clients better than Yasmin; and her statement both defends how supportive Models 1 has been to her throughout all stages of her career and responds to some of the misunderstandings that are reflected in the CMA’s findings:

“I have been with Models1 since the beginning of my career in 1983 and, during that time, I have been nurtured, protected and taught how to become the model I am today.  In the early part of my career, I had to work hard to build my portfolio and this entailed doing jobs for very little money. Had it not been for the knowledge, experience and professionalism of the agency I would not have sustained a career in the industry.

“Modelling is a profession and it is hard work.  It takes time and commitment to build a career and the AMA [Association of Model Agents], with its agents, have always sought to protect young models from exploitation, but also from clients who are under pressure to pay increasingly low fees. Regrettably models don’t work every day and a little has to go a very long way especially at the beginning of one’s career.

“Responsible modelling agencies work to very high standards and protect young and inexperienced people from being exploited.”

“Good modelling agencies protect the rights of all models to make a living.”

Models 1, Premier, and Storm, three of the agencies that are the subject of the alleged misconduct in the CMA’s judgment, immediately issued a statement that they will be appealing the ruling.  Among their arguments are that the CMA’s conclusions are not based in fact and suggest a miscomprehension of the complexities of the industry and fundamental market characteristics, and that the role of modelling agencies has been to protect and develop models’ careers, not drive up or fix prices.

In this 2009 video, filmed for the Association of Model Agents, Yasmin talks about the connection she feels to her agency, how people can develop a misunderstanding of the modeling industry, and how the AMA can help aspiring models and their parents.

December 2016 update

Yasmin has had an active career as of late!  Let’s look at some new work that she has done over the past couple months.

In October, Future Dreams issued their fall magazine with Yasmin and her fabulous Models 1 agent, Karen Diamond, as photographed by Simon Emmett.  (Emmett also shot Yasmin for the October 2000 issue of Paris Vogue.)

photographer: Simon Emmett
fashion editor: Nicola Rose
stylist: Ursula Lake
makeup: Amanda Grossman
hair: Dayaruci

Future Dreams is a London-based charity that strives for a future free of breast cancer, a cause to which Yasmin is strongly dedicated, and raises money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and The Haven.  Find out how you can help out on their site.


Also this autumn, makeup artist extraordinaire Lisa Eldridge (who has been working with Yasmin since 1993!) invited her to shoot two different makeup looks, a natural take on ’90s glam and a “rock chic” look.  In them, Yasmin shares tidbits about the heyday of the supermodel era and her personal makeup secrets.  Yasmin has the most incredible stories – a must-watch.  Check out one of the videos at the link below.

Supermodel Beauty Chat With Yasmin Le Bon


Yasmin has joined fellow 80s and 90s supermodel Paulina Porizkova as the face of Swedish clothing brand KappAhl in images shot by photographer Hasse Nielsen, appearing on their website as well as in their commercials.  This is not her first time representing the label, as she previously did so in the mid ’90s.


Recently, it was announced that Yasmin and daughter Amber are on the cover and inside the December 2016 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Taiwan.  In addition to the fantastic images, mother and daughter did an interview that appears on their website (in Chinese) and a video behind the scenes at the photo shoot.

photographer: Alan Gelati at ASG Paris
fashion editor: Joey Lin
styling: Kang-Wei Hu
casting director: Vincent and Yasmine at V&Y Casting
hair: Simone Prusso at Atomo
makeup: Thomas Lorenz at ASG Paris
manicurist: Beatrice Eni at ASG Paris

YLB for Winser London now out!

Yasmin’s long-awaited capsule collection for Winser London has finally launched!  Much like with her collections for Wallis over 5 years ago, Yasmin fully involved herself in the design process and created very special pieces that she herself would want to have in her wardrobe.   Combined with Winser London’s reputation for luxurious and comfortable, timeless clothes with a high attention to detail and style, Yasmin’s collection is very personal, reflecting her own classic tastes and eclectic influences.  “It gives an opportunity for me to develop their style, which I believe in and love, and to take it a little bit further and add my own personality,” she said.

Among her inspirations for this collection are the city of London itself, a place where she has long lived and loved, and classic cars.  Several of her pieces reflect the mystique of early motor racing, when many women were among the racers, and the styling of old racing suits.  She was very much inspired by the adventurous spirit of these liberated women from the twenties and thirties, who dared to take risks in an era of strict gender norms.

Browse her new limited edition collection at Winser London.

“A Match Made In Debenhams” autumn/winter 2016 campaign

Yasmin, Eva Herzigova, and Helena Christensen have been named the faces of Debenhams‘ autumn/winter 2016 campaign, which aims at “women not girls.”

In the campaign, which launches in Debenhams worldwide markets next month, the supermodels wear Designer at Debenhams products from the Principles by Ben de Lisi, Nine by Savannah Miller and Star by Julien Macdonald lines.

Debenhams marketing director Richard Cristofoli said:“Our customer has grown up with the Supermodel talent and identifies strongly with them as role model women who know how to wear a trend and wear it well. We know that our customers want advice and inspiration on how to wear latest trends in a way that suits them and by working with Helena, Yasmin and Eva we are showing confidence in our fashion offering.

“The fact that we are portraying ‘women not girls’ shows we are in touch with our customer and showing her that style has no age barrier.”

This is not Yasmin’s first time modelling for Debenhams.  Her relationship with the brand dates back over 20 years, most recently for a campaign in 2006.

Sisley autumn/winter 2016

Stunning mother-daughter team Yasmin and Amber Le Bon pair up in the autumn/winter 2016 campaign for Italian-based brand Sisley, known for contemporary, sexy, and edgy clothes that clearly transcend generations.

This is their first campaign together for over three years, when they were the face of Monsoon.

Madame Figaro 17 June 2016

(updated 18 June 2016)

A little over a week after appearing in the latest issue of Italian Vogue, Yasmin not only appears in but covers the 17 June 2016 issue of Madame Figaro!  (Can you believe this woman is 51??)

Yasmin Le Bon: La vie rêvée d’une icône
Madame Figaro 17 June 2016
photographer: John-Paul Pietrus
stylist: Franck Benhamou
hair: Asashi @ Caren
makeup: Adam De Cruz
manicure: Cherrie Snow
All clothes are from the Giorgio Armani New Normal collection.

Read the interview, translated from French (PDF)

You can download the entire magazine (for a fee) on Madame Figaro’s website.

Below: unpublished images from Madame Figaro

Vogue Italia June 2016

Yasmin and Amber were shot by Mario Sorrenti and styled by Joe McKenna for the June 2016 issue of Vogue Italia, for which Sorrenti has included a collection of photos of family members including Kate Moss and daughter Lila Grace.  This is Yasmin’s first time working with Sorrenti.ff0b5e76-0115-49de-8813-43e018817f56

You can also see video from the shoot on Italian Vogue’s website (the source of this image): http://www.vogue.it/moda/cover-fashion-stories/2016/06/08/vogue-italia-giugno-2016-kate-moss-lila-grace/